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Old 04-05-2012, 09:32 PM   #1
Beerens
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I am looking to invest in a tri-clover RIMS tube from Brewers Hardware. The first ordering choice is between a 1.5" Tri Clover X 1" NPS Fitting and a 1.5" Tri Clover X 1" NPS Element Adapter.

The fitting without the adapter says that "YOU MUST PROVIDE A GROUND AND A COVER TO COVER THE ELEMENT CONNECTIONS! Failure to do so could easily result in electrocution and death!"

This option is $40 cheaper and I was wondering how difficult it would be to ground it and cover the element connections?

Is it worth the $40 to get the adapter? Is it safer?

I don't understand what is the difference... If someone has a picture of the fitting without the adapter I would appreciate seeing what it looks like.



 
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:41 PM   #2
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sure.. gimme 30 secs



 
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:42 PM   #3
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Times up!

 
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:45 PM   #4
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I use a hose clamp to secure the ground, PVC for a cap.
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:45 PM   #5
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Quote:
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Times up!
I know! Couldn't find the damned iPad lol

 
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:50 PM   #6
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Things always runs slower here in the south!! This "damn yankee" is finding that out the longer I am stuck, ooops live here.

 
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:52 PM   #7
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I actually pulled it out today to replace the element with the 1500 watt Ultra low density elements I finally got in today.

That Stainless element was nice though; and I've brewed two batches through it and after cleaning is still nice and shiny. the new ULWD are a dull black :/

 
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:13 PM   #8
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Thanks for the quick responses and the pic.

I love the hose clamp! Is the PVC cover attached in any way? Will it keep water out? Did you just drill a hole in the end to allow the wire through?

 
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:17 PM   #9
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I have a grommet in the hole I drilled in the cap. I just tape the end-cap down with electrical tape.

is it waterproof? Hell noes.

is it drip proof? yup.

did it cost $40 less? Hells yeah.

 
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:21 PM   #10
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I just purchased this exact item. 5 days to recieve it. I bought the adapter cover and it was WELL WORTH the 40 bucks or whatever i paid.



 
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